Tuesday, February 18, 2014

DeFoe Manor

Dear Sarah,

I went out to town this morning. It's such a quaint little village. Everyone seemed to know each other. The townspeople are friendly enough and knew immediately who I am, referring to me as the lady living up at DeFoe Manor. I think I shall enjoy living here. It's much different than Derry. Derry always felt so seedy, but Havenburg is so peaceful. Almost as if one could leave the doors unlocked and not have to worry about thieves. However, I did hear the queerest thing when I went down to the cafe. The waitress seemed genuinely nice enough and she greeted me very courteously. Then she told me to ignore rumors that DeFoe Manor is haunted! Assuredly, I had to scoff at her. She informed me that there is no basis for the rumor yet it persists. I did not know this, but my Uncle had never resided in DeFoe Manor, and the manor has been vacant for over 60 years! She then stated that no one has ever seen anyone step foot near the manor, apart from childish dares, since its vacancy.  I assured her that this could not be true, as the grounds were very well taken care of, with no overgrown hedges, and the interior was immaculate.  The waitress then told me that that is precisely why the rumors are going round, that the townspeople attribute the immaculate state of the manor to the grounds being haunted.  While it is true that I have not seen a groundskeeper at all since I've moved into the Manor, I cannot believe such nonsense.  Ghosts!  Can you believe that?

Your friend,

Thursday, January 30, 2014

DeFoe Manor

To my dearest Sarah,

You really must see DeFoe Manor, it is simply magnificent. I am still waiting for my belongings to be shipped from Derry. How fortunate that the mansion is fully furnished so that I can already begin living on the grounds. I am still in disbelief from the inheritance. As I have already told you I knew of Uncle Joseph, but I have not heard from him since I was a girl. To inherit such a manor is beyond my wildest imaginations. I do hope you can forgive me for moving to England on such short notice, but you must understand that there really is nothing for me in Derry anymore since Mother passed away last spring. Once I get everything worked and am finally settled in to DeFoe Manor, I shall send a formal invite to you. You must come. I do not know if I would ever be able to forgive you if you declined. Tomorrow I shall explore the grounds of the manor. The manor covers a large amount of land, I have no idea how I shall live here all by my lonesome.

 Please write soon. I do miss you so.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A little something.

I am going to try something. I have a fair amount of time between my classes so I am going to try and write in that time. However since I don't want to bring a laptop since my MacBook needs to be connected to a power line at all times or it just turns off, I decided that I will user iPod. Now there are probably iPod Word Processers but I figured if I did that, I would never share my work and it would just rot on my iPod. So I figured why not write on a blog? The story I am writing is goong to (hopefully) be a kind of ghost story, more accurately its a haunted house. I don't know how this will go since its my first time writing something of this nature. I'm going to attempt to mimic the style of Bram Stoker's Dracula and tell the story in the form of letters. We'll see how long that lasts. This is kind of an experiment for me, and as such things might change. I am far from a professional writer, but hopefully it will be of some entertainment. I won't promise a set update schedule, this is something I'm doing between classes, and once midterms start coming up, updates will be sporadic. Besides, anyone who reads my Let's Play knows I'm very unreliable at updating. Feel free to leave any comments and criticism.